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The new war memorial in Chester-le-Street with stone from CED.
4 March 2015 | Stone Heritage
A lot of masonry companies were involved in cleaning and repairing war memorials last year in preparation for the centenary commemorations of World War I. Some, such as stone hard landscaping...
Bath stone comes from underground quarries.
4 March 2015 | Stone Heritage
As there are still baths built by the Romans in the city of Bath, the stone used must have some admirable qualities, although a suite of contemporary tests might lead you to believe otherwise. Barry...
Barry Feely at the launch of his book, A Life in Stone, in November.
21 January 2015 | Stone Heritage
After a life in stone, Barry Feely, the ninth generation to run his family stone company in Ireland, has published his memoirs.Appropriately called A Life in Stone, the book was introduced by writer...
Andrew Lloyd Webber interviews winners at the  Angel Awards.
21 January 2015 | Stone Heritage
As a building material, natural stone is one of the most durable there is, so it is not surprising it has played such an important role in the creation of England’s built heritage… nor...
At risk – The Church of St Andrew in County Durham is affected by structural movement and its roof has reached the end of its life.
8 January 2015 | Stone Heritage
The number of buildings on this year's English Heritage register of important buildings that are at risk is down (except for churches), but a third of the buildings that were on the first...
Choosing the Mandale Fossil for the Richard III memorial.

Choosing the Mandale Fossil for the Richard III memorial.

23 October 2014 | Stone Heritage
In spite of a bid by the distant relatives of Richard III to have the remains of the king interred at York Minster, the High Court has decided they should go to Leicester, where they were found under...
Paul Leivers (left) from contractor Amici and John Coop from Realstone in front of the Ancaster perimeter wall at the new Richard III visitor centre.
23 October 2014 | Stone Heritage
A new Richard III visitor centre, with walls and floors in a mixture of Ancaster Hard White and Basebed limestone from Lincolnshire and Wattscliffe Lilac sandstone from Derbyshire (supplied by...
The Irish Workhouse Centre where a course in stone building restoration begins next month (October).
23 October 2014 | Stone Heritage
Ireland does not have an equivalent to English Heritage nor has it had any formal heritage skills training… until now.Next month (October) and November sees the start of a pilot programme to...
Under threat from local authority cuts, says IHBC.
18 September 2014 | Stone Heritage
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) has condemned a 35% cut in local authority conservation service capacity since 2006, confirmed in newly published research by the Institute,...
8 August 2014 | Stone Heritage
English Heritage is seeking experts in modern architecture, planning and local government and gardens and landscapes to fill three places on the London Advisory Committee. The committee advises on...
Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex unveil the restored obelisk at the centre of the Royal Forest of Dean today (7 May). Nick Horton is on the left.
8 August 2014 | Stone Heritage
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie of Wessex, spent today (7 May) in the Royal Forest of Dean, taking time to unveil a plaque on a newly restored and cleaned obelisk outside the...
St Colman's Cathdral in Cork is just one of more than 600 buildings being renovated with the help of Government money.
24 April 2014 | Stone Heritage
The Government in Ireland is making €5million from the country's lottery available as leverage to make improvements to 618 historic structures in the Republic. It is intended the Government...
This is a drape covering the East Front window. Behind it the stonemasons are renovating the magnesium limestone tracery of the window.
26 March 2014 | Stone Heritage
York Minster Revealed is a £20million, five-year project (the largest of its kind currently under way in the country) to restore the East Front of the Minster and improve access. The work...
Jo Bonser and Richard Hill are looking for growth as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.
25 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
In 50 years Bonsers has gone from window cleaner to major regional conservation contractor working on some of the most important historical buildings in the Midlands... and beyond. NSS talks to Jo...
24 February 2014 | Stone Heritage
Historic Scotland is developing a National Conservation Centre for Scotland, an ambitious project to create a national and international hub for technical conservation, research and learning to...